Kingsley, Sands, Malone Get A “Doll’s House”

Ben Kingsley, Julian Sands, Jena Malone and Michele Martin have scored the lead roles in the film adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 19th century classic play “A Doll’s House” says Variety.

The story centers on a young woman’s marriage to an overbearing husband, with the action shifted to be set during today’s recession. Martin will play Nora Helmer, the naive young wife of a banking executive.

Malone will play a friend of Nora’s who has to decide between her loyalty to Nora and her own future. Kingsley is attached for the role of Dr. Rank, a friend to the Helmers. Sands will play a professional in the seedy world of lending desperate people money.

Charles Huddleston will direct from a screenplay he adapted with Martin. Shooting kicks off in January in Cincinnati.